Shark Tank Airing: Season 5, Episode 501 and Update Season 7 Episode 715
Pat Crowley is Founder and CEO of Chapul, a company revolutionizing the food industry with their award winning cricket bars. Fueled with a passion for a more sustainable future, Pat has broken down cultural barriers and introduced edible insects into Western cuisine. From handmaking energy bars in a small kitchen, to a crowd-funded start-up, then on to winning an investment from Mark Cuban on the hit TV show, Shark Tank, Pat has created an international presence and ignited a revolution that is challenging the boundaries of food.
Pat has been interviewed and quoted by CNN, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NY Times, and has spoken from TEDx, University, and International stages from a wide range of topics that include innovation, social entrepreneurship, impact-based business, crowd-funding, leadership, creativity in the workplace, and breaking down cultural barriers. Pat blends humor and creative story-telling in his high-energy style of presentation, captivating a wide range of audiences.
Chapul is introducing edible insects into Western Cuisine as a healthy, and sustainable protein source. Chapul makes gourmet, high energy food products containing its signature cricket flour, a high-protein powder derived from crickets.